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A while ago I bought a sidecar tub in PE to be fitted to my Super Tenere.
The idea was to ask FABMAN to do the modifications and to fit it to my bike.
I would go down, sleep in Jeffreysbay (timeshare had to be used) and go into PE for a day or 2 or 3 to take measurements to fabricate what was needed.
At the same time Vaalbaas made me an offer I could not refuse. Skaapkop kou in Gouda and also trick the Visarende into believing that he bought a new bike... a FAST white one. :imaposer:
So of to the boss and with leave sorted all was set to go down to Gouda to see old friends and meet new dogs.

We left on Thursday morning from Brakpan and with not pressure made our way to Mieliefontein guest farm just before Hanover.
The worst weather I had on a bike hit us from day one.  I have not ridden in so much rain for a long time.

My wife is no biker chick.... or was before this trip..., but she was so comfortable on the back of the S-10 with her new Hepco Becker topbox with padded back rest that I never had one complain from her the entire trip.  And for somebody that is used to a Sunday morning breakfast run to sit on the back of a bike for 3500 km in rain and wind tells me that I now have a real biker chick. :thumleft:

Just before Winburg you find a small farm stall called Jakkalsdrift.... and what a treat.  Good menu, good coffee and clean toilets.  Do yourself a favor and stop there the next time you are on the N-1.

About 20km before Hanover the road to Mieliefontein Guest Farm leaves the N1 on a dirt road to the farm.  If you book in advance, then you can have a 3 cours bore tannie meal in the evening. I had ribs and tjops and bobotie... and I think there were some veggies as well. :imaposer:

« Last Edit: September 08, 2015, 11:36:03 am by woody1 »

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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2015, 04:20:22 pm »
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Re: 3500 km for a Skaapkop...en honeymoon..... en karretjie kyk
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2015, 04:24:05 pm »
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Re: 3500 km for a Skaapkop...en honeymoon..... en karretjie kyk
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2015, 04:26:58 pm »
With the weather like it was, we did not stop to take pictures along the road.
Leaving Mieliefontein early the morning it was cold, wet and mist most of the way.
We were amazed by the amount of flowers in the Karoo on the side of the road... I did not have to ride all the way to the West Coast to show the wife the flowers, we had it on our way.

So we kept in contact with Vaalbaas about the progress of the Visarende that went to Cape Town for new helmets.
Vaalbaas told them that he would meet them at the Farm Stall outside Harmon to show off his new WHITE bike he bought.

We pusshed to get to Gouda in time to take Vaalbaas'es place at the Farm Stall when the Arende arrives.

At exactly 14h00 we stopped in front of the butchery.

Said our hello's and was shown to our luxury room.

Then we set off to the Farm Stall to surprise the Arende.

Another proof that the white ones are quicker than the blue ones.. We were first in Gouda.  We were first at the Farm Stall and we were a day in Gouda before Jakkalas and my daughter. :ricky:

We had a light lunch and waited for the slow blue one to arrive.

Eventually they arrive and Nannie and Louis looked at my bike, then spotted me inside the Farm Stall taking pictures of them.

Went outside to greet them... they were happy to see us but then Louis asked me.... "Did Vaalbaas get his new bike and is he on his way"...... only then the penny dropped and he knew that this was a setup...
Lekker gevang Louis.... :imaposer:

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Re: 3500 km for a Skaapkop...en honeymoon..... en karretjie kyk
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2015, 04:39:35 pm »
That night we had a nice RUSTIGE kuier... because Jakkalas was not there yet :peepwall:

Next morning early Loedolf and Louis started preparing the feast.
Sanna the blik twatwaffle was primed with 2 bags of charcoal.

King Louis also showed up to join in the festivities.

The koppe and necks were lowered into Sanna and the lid closed.... That afternoon it was opened for the first time to reveal the feat.

Louis also started with the afval potjie inside the workshop and I decided to make moer koffie.... a few times.

I phone my old ex Airforce pal that farms near Goudini Spa to join us.  Also my brother in laws daughter that live in Cape Town.

People started arriving and we sat and talked and talked and talked.... What a lekker rustige kuier.
XT Joe and I think Brian arrived.  Wat maak oom Kallie daar was there as well as Briekmerk and his family.

And the the blerrie skoonseun arrived with my daughter... and then the people started leaving..... coincidence ... who will know.  :imaposer:

My frien AB Rosouw brought some of him home made red wine from a new verity called "Durif"  excellent wine made in the tractor store on the farm.


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Re: 3500 km for a Skaapkop...en honeymoon..... en karretjie kyk
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2015, 04:41:15 pm »
Dit was heerlik om julle te sien.   :biggrin:
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Re: 3500 km for a Skaapkop...en honeymoon..... en karretjie kyk
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2015, 04:47:13 pm »
Some of us that had nowhere to run had to stay with Jakkalas... magtig maar kan die man twak gesels.  Julle dink hy is erg op die forum... eish en Sprite Zero maak hom los... :imaposer:

I cannot wait for my kop and was the first to offer the empty bones to the dogs.

During my eating frenzy Oom Kallie complained about the DSTV remotes that does not work.... he was trying to get Brian or is it Barry to stop talking... yes amper so erg soos Jakkalas. :imaposer:

After all the Day Visitors left it was just us having a good time with good friends.

Eventually Visarend and Vaalbaas had a kop at 10h30... or was it 11h30?  Jakkalas does not eat KOP because I did not see him... and that is the truth. :peepwall: :pot:

« Last Edit: September 06, 2015, 04:48:03 pm by woody1 »

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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2015, 05:04:33 pm »
Next morning we packed up and headed for the Workshop.  There we had coffee and rusks and sat down for another chat.
When we left the blue ones kept the white one from enjoying the open road so I left them to fend for themselves... kannie so wag vir mense nie... tyd is te kort.  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:

We decided to go to Goudini and pick up some of AB's red wine for the road.
After a nice chat and coffee we hit the road to Jongensfontein.

I planned to swing off the road at Swellendam to ride to Malgas, but with all the rain decided to hit the tar all the way.

It was pissing with rain and near Robertson some poepol with a white bakkie with two black GO FAST stripe overtook another car in the rain and nearly killed us.

We stopped in Swellendam to warm up.  Place had a nice fire place and hot chocolate, but the price of a plain burger and chips was a bit rough.

That afternoon we stopped at  the flat in Jongensbaai.. What a beautiful place. On the beach front and very rustig.  Will go back any time.

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« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2015, 05:21:52 pm »
stopped at  the flat in Jongensbaai

Wonder of dit naby Jongensfontein is :peepwall:
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Re: 3500 km for a Skaapkop...en honeymoon..... en karretjie kyk
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2015, 05:23:34 pm »
Next morning I waited for the sun to say HELLO, but with all the rain it did not happen.

As we were about to leave the sun broke through and greeted us with a nice rainbow for luck on our journey.

Plan was to do the Langkloof and ride some of the LOOP's that Jupiter showed me on the XL600 trip.

But again rain made us change our plans and we rode the AWFUL road past Wildernis... this must be the most awful piece of tar road to ride... 60, 100, 80, 60, 100, 80... and so it carries on.

At least we stopped at a place near Plettenbergbaai and bought a nice piece of MATURED Cheese.

This piece of cheese with Sopkoppie Jeripico and the best droewors... My vrou se Vaalbaas se wors is die beste..... :peepwall: :imaposer: next to the road as a snack made me score Extra Brownie points with the boss.  :peepwall:


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Re: 3500 km for a Skaapkop...en honeymoon..... en karretjie kyk
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2015, 05:25:07 pm »
stopped at  the flat in Jongensbaai

Wonder of dit naby Jongensfontein is :peepwall:

Sorry man.. Ouderdom is my verskoning... Inderdaad Jongensfontein....

En ek weet hier kom nou moeilikheid.... dis hoekom ek hom probeer VERBLOEM het.  :imaposer:
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« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2015, 05:29:02 pm »
In Jeffreysbay I phoned Fabman.  Plan was to go and see him on Tuesday and if needed Wednesday and Thursday, but the man was not feeling well after his operation and with the crappy weather we decided to leave it until Thursday to see him.

We had a very rustige kuier in J-Bay.


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Re: 3500 km for a Skaapkop...en honeymoon..... en karretjie kyk
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2015, 05:30:13 pm »
Ek sien jy ry wye draaie om my węreld. :P Lekker vakansie wat julle gehou het.
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« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2015, 05:41:05 pm »
Thursday.  Today we will SWIM into PE, see Fabman and in the evening sleep over at Jupiter place.
Left J-Bay in the rain and took the R 102.

Stopped at jupiter ZEN spot ... Van Stadens Bridge..

Met Fabman, looked and talked about the options for the sidecar.  Still to finalize if it going to happen.

Left his place and went to sit down at the beachfront waiting for 16h00 until Jupiter arrives home.

Had another pleasant sleepover at his place.  Thank Gerard and Lynn.


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« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2015, 05:41:52 pm »
Ek sien jy ry wye draaie om my węreld. :P Lekker vakansie wat julle gehou het.

Ek het gehoor daai pad en daai pad by Stilfontein is MODDER  :peepwall: :imaposer:

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Re: 3500 km for a Skaapkop...en honeymoon..... en karretjie kyk
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2015, 05:50:10 pm »
 :sip: Vaalbaas lyk maar vaal in paar van die pichars. Maar dit lyk na 'n lekker kuier wat ek gemis het.
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« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2015, 05:57:09 pm »
Friday morning we waited until the PE traffic calmed down.

Left the city in the N2 then To Cradock.

From Cradock to Hofmeyer and then onto the R391 gravel road.  Dry as a bone until the end. :imaposer:

Nice piece of Gravel road across the Groot Doornhoek Pas... and a water crossing just before the R 56 crossing towards Burgersdorp.

Clocked in at the Bokmakierie B&B in Smithfield.   http://www.sleeping-out.co.za/md/Bokmakierie-BB/9100

Nice room, interesting people and a nice supper at the local restaurant... Think it was called Buckleys.

Looking at the weather I saw that the rain we had all week at the coast will be on our way home on Saturday.



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« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2015, 05:58:52 pm »
:sip: Vaalbaas lyk maar vaal in paar van die pichars. Maar dit lyk na 'n lekker kuier wat ek gemis het.

Ek het gevind enige WD kuier is lekker.  Daai man werk sy gat af.  Is elke oggend al vroeg besig om vleis te werk... laankal voordat die deure oopmaak... hy is seker kwaad vir sy vrou... :peepwall: :imaposer:

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Re: 3500 km for a Skaapkop...en honeymoon..... en karretjie kyk
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2015, 06:03:46 pm »
Thanks for sharing Woody1